The actor reflects on Trump’s response to Meryl Streep following the ‘Golden Globes’ ceremony
Andrew Garfield has praised Meryl Streep over her Golden Globes speech in which she criticized President-elect Donald Trump. And just like many people in the country, the actor was shocked by Trump’s “empty” response the following morning.
In fact, Andrew found it “ugly” that a man of such rank would lash out by calling her an “overrated actress.”
He said on The Awards Show Show podcast: “You switch on the television and you see this sick man. The sickness, the toxicity, that is emanating out of his every pore — energetically, you can just feel it, I believe, if your eyes and ears are open. It’s shocking.
What Meryl was saying [is] totally inarguable. It was stunning, it was riveting. It was gorgeous. You could hear a pin drop.
She said everything so succinctly and with such passion and sincerity. The show should have ended! That should have been the last thing said. The fact that then the man she was referencing came out with these slurs and this empty, empty response, the feeling that he had to have some kind of response, is just ugliness.”
Trump – who is set to take over the presidency from Barack Obama this week – lashed out at the 67-year-old actress by tweeting: “Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a Hillary flunky who lost big.”
Meryl slammed Trump as the world watched by criticizing the way he portrayed a disabled reporter in 2015.
She shared: “There was nothing good about it, but it did its job. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out my head because it wasn’t in a movie, it was in real life.
It was that moment when a person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter – someone he outranked in privilege, in power and in the capacity to fight back.”